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322 Ohio Arch

322        Ohio Arch. and Hist. Society Publications.


and the other the officers of the American fleet of Commodore Perry and

the British fleet of Captain Barclay.

The day's outing was delightfully closed by a steam-yacht trip from

Port Clinton to Put-in-Bay, where a short stop was made and a glimpse

taken of the proposed site of the monument to be erected in September,

1912, commemorative of Perry's encounter on Lake Erie.




An innumerable host of admiring acquaintances heard with regret;

and a wide circle of intimate friends learned with sincere sorrow of

the sudden death of Edward Livingston Taylor, who unexpectedly

passed to the great beyond on the evening of Sunday, May 29th (1910.)

His was no ordinary character; his abilities were of an unusual

order; his qualities of sociability and friendship bound him in the closest

ties to those who enjoyed the

priviledge of his companionship.

Mr. Taylor descended from

a li ne a g e distinguished for

pioneer achievement, for sur-

passing energy, unyielding in-

tegrity and unswerving devotion

to truth and country. He was

the son of David Taylor and

Margaret Livingston, respective-

ly, of English and Scotch origin,

whose families through widely

different channels of experience

came together in Franklin county,

Ohio, more than a hundred years

ago. David Taylor, father of

our subject, was born in Nova

Scotia, in 1801, and with his

father (Robert), and brothers

and sisters moved to Chillicothe,

Ohio, then the capital of the

new state, in 1806. Two years

later the family moved to Truro

township, Franklin county, and

the frame house then constructed for their home, still stands, one of the

oldest landmarks of early settlement in the state, and it is still in the

possession and occupancy of the Taylor family. This Truro township

is historic, for it lies in the "Refugee Tract," a strip of land four and

one-half miles wide from north to south and about fifty miles from east

to west, extending from the east bank of the Scioto River to near the